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About a year after Facebook reportedly joined PRISM, Max Kelly, the social network’s chief security officer left for a job at the National Security Agency, either a curious career move or one that makes complete sense. The Chief Security Officer at a tech company is primarily concerned with keeping its information inside the company. Now working for an agency that tries to gather as much information as it can, Kelly’s new job is sort of a complete reversal.

Facebook, among other tech companies, has distanced itself from the government, claiming it only cooperates when it is legally required to. But, “current and former industry officials say the companies sometimes secretly put together teams of in-house experts to find ways to cooperate more completely with the NSA and to make their customers’ information more accessible to the agency,” report the New York Times‘s James Risen and Nick Wingfield.

Before Kelly — who once worked at the FBI — took the job at the NSA, he indicated a coziness with the government. Three weeks after leaving the network in 2010, he made a speech at the Defcon hacking conference that argued greater cooperation between places like Facebook and military defense. “Commercial entities and the military are dealing with the same problem,”  he said. “They should both understand their roles in the larger picture. There isn’t enough information shared.” There he was more specifically addressing cyber-attacks from places like China, which as he predicted has turned into a national security issue. But, his speech also indicates that he thinks these two, at times opposed, industries should work together.

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Dr. Jim Garrow, the author of The Pink Pagoda: One Man’s Quest to End Gendercide in China, made the following claim on Facebook this week that is getting a whole lot of attention. The Examiner reported:

On Monday, renowned author and humanitarian Dr. Jim Garrow made a shocking claim about what we can expect to see in Obama’s second term.

Garrow made the following Facebook post:

I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new “litmus test” in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks. “The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not.” Those who will not are being removed.

So, who is the source?

Garrow replied: “The man who told me this is one of America’s foremost military heroes.”

Hmm… It’s a stretch to believe Obama would want to fire on all US citizens.  But, if Garrow is just talking about Republicans he might be on to something.  It would be interesting to hear who his source was for the post.

from Forbes:

“I am writing with some words of caution. I used to say that “if
you’re not on Facebook, it’s possible you don’t actually exist.
” I think

it’s time to update that, courtesy of Slashdot: Facebook
abstainers will be labeled suspicious

Let me be clear, from the very start, I thought the idea of Facebook was a “Very Bad Idea”, and I do not have one. Of course, I keep gettingtold that I should put this blog to a Facebook link, but I am still resisting.

…… OK, Patdown…………….

Sen. Rand Paul told his communications director this morning he was being detained by TSA at the Nashville airport.

The Twitter account associated with Paul staffer Moira Bagley, @moirabagley, tweeted around 10 a.m., ET, “Just got a call from @senrandpaul. He’s currently being detained by TSA in Nashville.”

A TSA spokesman disputed that Paul was ever “detained.” But he was not granted access to the secure area of the airport when he tried to board a flight Monday morning.

The standoff was short-lived. By late morning, according to TSA, Paul had been booked on another flight and made it through the screening process.

Note: The Senator has since said that the TSA Agent “warned” him that if he attempted to “use his cellphone” they would give him the aforementioned patdown!


Alert: Anyone Noticing the call for US Day of RAge on September 17th? (vanity)
8/10/11 | 30Moves

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 9:42:40 PM by 30Moves

I just noticed on Twitter and Facebook that the Left is calling for a US Day of Rage on September 17th.

The Twitter #s are: #USDOR, #occupywallstreet, #revolution

Facebook: Occupy Wall St. or US Day of Rage

They invite people to occupy Wall Street and DC and State Capitals.

Publius is Very Unhappy! Bring your tents! Wall Street belongs to us! Demand the the top 2% pay their fair share!

Lots of tweets but the Facebook pages are low volume.

In addition, there is a group of Muslim activists that are pushing this and in England for the rioters to overthrow the government.

My question to them would be: then what?

     In the midst of tweeting about a  hockey game and an appearance on the Rachel Maddow Show, NY Congressman Anthony Weiner “allegedly” tweeted an picture of himself in his “briefs”.

     Throughout the weekend, “Weinergate” has continued to evolve, given that the “tweet” was meant as a private message for a 21-year old Seattle college student, who, according to her Facebook and Twitter, before she scrubbed it, was enamored with the Congressman (can we say “low self-esteem). While Weiner’s office says that his accounts were hacked, Weiner’s usage suggests differently. Furthermore, the Congressman’s office has not allegedly made reports to the FBI to have the matter pursued, despite tighter enforcement of attacks on politicians computer accounts.

       In today’s segment of the saga, it appears that the Congressman tweets with a porn star and a teenager (yes…. allegedly). And all from his official @RepAnthonyWeiner twitter account. The picture(s) in question link to a “yFrog” account, which is also one of the Congressman’s accounts.

      ( One commenter notes that the picture actually looks like some middle-schooler…… which goes along with the Congressman’s persona , wouldn’t you say!)

         Did we forget to  mention that the Congressman has not yet celebrated his first wedding anniversary (July 10th). His wife, Huma Abedin, works for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Bill Clinton officiated at their wedding.


Tacoma seventh grader faced federal interrogation at school for what he posted on his Facebook page. His mom said it all happened without her knowledge or permission.

Timi Robertson said she had just finished lunch with a friend Friday when she got a phone call from her son’s school.

 “I answered it, and it’s the school security guard who’s giving me a heads up that the Secret Service is here with the Tacoma Police Department and they have Vito and they’re talking to him,” Robertson said.

After Osama bin Laden was killed, 13-year-old Vito LaPinta posted an update to his Facebook status that got the Feds attention.

“I was saying how Osama was dead and for Obama to be careful because there could be suicide bombers,” says LaPinta.

A week later, while Vito was in his fourth period class, he was called in to the principal’s office.

“A man walked in with a suit and glasses and he said he was part of the Secret Service,” LaPinta said. “He told me it was because of a post I made that indicated I was a threat toward the President.”

The Tacoma school district acknowledged a Secret Service agent questioned Vito and that it was a security guard who called Vito’s mom because the principal was on another call. The school district said they didn’t wait for Vito’s mother to get there because they thought she didn’t take the phone call seriously.

“That’s a blatant lie,” Robertson said.

The teen’s mom says she rushed to Truman Middle School immediately and arrived to discover her son had already been questioned for half an hour.

“I just about lost it,” she said. “My 13 year-old son is supposed to be safe and secure in his classroom and he’s being interrogated without my knowledge or consent privately.

EXCLUSIVE: You can’t make this stuff up, kids. Following their successful partnership with Levi Johnston, Playgirl magazine informs me they’ve set their sights on another young man with a Republican media star in his life: Lucas Bachmann, son of possible presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann.

“I’m reaching out to Lucas because when I researched him I was struck by how absolutely adorable he is,” Playgirl spokesman Daniel Nardicio tells me. “Plus, I think his political ties make him even sexier. We’ve made initial contact, so let’s see how it goes from there.”

But the skin mag will have to move on to another politician’s son (Mitt Romney has five to choose from!) because Bachmann, 28, has officially quashed the idea.

Reached for comment (over Facebook), Lucas confirmed to PopEater that Playgirl reached out and that he wasn’t the least bit interested. For starters, the politician’s son is currently a resident in psychiatry at the University of Connecticut.
“As you can certainly understand,” Lucas wrote back to Daniel. “One must have a certain degree of anonymity when treating patients in the mental health community.”

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